We are pleased to announce that a number of events within the 17th World Sanskrit Conference will be open to the general public. Some will be free of cost, while others will be ticketed through our partners, the Indian Summer Festival. All registered conference participants will receive complimentary admission to ticketed WSC public events. All others — including accompanying guests — should purchase general admission tickets from ISF.
GALA KUTIYATTAM PERFORMANCE by NEPATHYA
Introduced by David Shulman (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
Brought to you by the Indian Council on Cultural Relations (ICCR), The Faculty of Arts at UBC, and by the Consul General of India, Vancouver
This gala event at the world-class Chan Centre will mark the first time that the ancient Sanskrit theatrical tradition of Kutiyattam, a UNESCO Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, will be performed in Canada.
JULY 9, 2018 // 7-10PM
CHAN CENTRE, UBC
PUBLIC LECTURE ON YOGA by JAMES MALLINSON
James Mallinson (SOAS, London)
“Yoga: To Mortify or Cultivate the Body?”
In this public lecture, Mallinson will trace developments within the textual history of haṭha yoga to ask how this tradition changed from being a practice meant for world-renouncing, self-mortifying ascetics to one for people in the world who wish to cultivate their bodies while pursuing yoga’s religious ends.
JULY 12, 2018 // 8-10PM
FREDDIE WOOD THEATRE, UBC
INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL
To enhance the public dimensions of the 17th World Sanskrit Conference, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Indian Summer Festival, a vibrant and pathbreaking contemporary multi-arts festival taking place in Vancouver at the same time as the WSC (July 5-14, 2018).
From novelists to Grammy Award-winning musicians, international visionaries to oral storytellers, Indian Summer Festival has presented emerging artists as well as Nobel, Booker, Grammy and Oscar prize nominees on its stages. ISF will be helping us promote our public events to reach Vancouver-area general audiences, and similarly, we strongly encourage conference-goers to visit ISF events in the evenings and weekends.
The theme for the 2018 ISF will be "Mythmaking," and provides a timely and fascinating intersection with WSC2018. We will provide exclusive information on ISF events here on our website so that you can plan accordingly.